This is not a word i use very often.
Its not a word i use lightly.
As we exercised our right to vote for our next president tonight...
and the electoral vote came in into Obama's favor...
while the popular vote was in Romney's...
I feel cheated.
Its MY future, and MY children's future that i'm looking towards.
This election has brought out the ugly in people.
There have been so many slams on "Mormons", so many slams calling white people racist.
Tonight alone I was called more horrible, nasty, and hurtful names than I could EVER imagine another human being feeling comfortable calling someone else.
I wanted to explain my thoughts behind the reason I voted the way I did. I was so much more informed on this election...I have watched every debate, studied outcomes and fact checks, and prayed to God to help guide me in the right direction.
I was polite, wanting to have a civil conversation, when i was beaten down by someone who was uneducated in the election process as well as in human decency.
Why? Why have we let ourselves get this way? Why are we allowing another 4 years of hardship, of loss, of a president who really DOESN'T care about this country?
I don't know.
What I do know is that I feel cheated. and sad.
But, I'm going to keep praying to my Heavenly Father to help us, and guide us. And somehow, i know that we'll get through. Maybe not unscathed, but we'll get through nevertheless.
The Light at the End of the Tunnel Marathon
1 month ago